If you’ve gone to any of the coolest parties in New York City (or abroad), you’ve probably heard the mystical beats of DJ Nita Aviance. One half NYC based super-duo The Carry Nation (with DJ partner Will Automagic), Aviance is not only known for his unique genre-bending style, but for his contribution in reshaping the sound of downtown nightlife in the early 2000s.
Will Automagic and Nita Aviance as The Carry Nation
Influenced at an early age by legends like Junior Vasquez and Danny Tenaglia, Aviance uses his percussion and vocal training to create an original sound that’s hot enough to burn down any dance floor. If you’re looking for a spiritual awakening, Nita can be heard at Ladyfag’s seasonal mega dance party Battle Hymn and at his own residencies with The Carry Nation at Good Room in Brooklyn. We caught up with Aviance for a little Q & A and to see what tracks he's using lately to make bitches lose their minds:
FK: When did you just KNOW you were destined to be a musician & DJ?
NA: Probably around the time i was organizing Madonna lipsync shows in my basement as a child
FK: Who had the biggest influences on you and your own personal musical style?
NA: My dad taught me so much about music, i really owe so much to him for constantly having music playing in the house and encouraging us to explore and appreciate a myriad of sounds.
FK: You seem to be the originator of the term #mysticdata. What is Mystic Data and how does it pertain to your day-to-day life?
NA: I am not the originator just the perpetrator, that honor goes to Stephen Tomac. Think about it, take a second ;)
FK: What would you like to see incorporated into the evolution of dance music?
NA: Queers and POC to the front!
Be sure to check out the music video for The Carry Nation's PRISM featuring Alissa Brianna below!
1. Black Gold Buffalo - Lay It Down ( Whatever/Whatever remix)
2. Kornel Kovacs - Metropolis
3. Mark E. - Magazines
4. Lauren Flax - Your Mom Likes Flange
5. Jestofunk Feat. Jocelyn Brown - Special Love (Micky More & Andy Tee Remix)
6. Paul Johnson - After Dark
7. Murder He Wrote - Tasty Lopez
8. Randomer - Van Pelt
9. Jungle - The Heat (Zomby Remix)
10. The Carry Nation ft. Alisa Brianna - Prism
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